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New campus security camera clips released showing movements of Hong Kong girl later found dead in sea but critics dismiss footage

Angry students had vandalised facilities at the Hong Kong Design Institute demanding to see ‘unedited’ footage.

15 Oct 2019 - 11:09PM

Angry students had vandalised facilities at the Hong Kong Design Institute demanding to see ‘unedited’ footage.

New campus security camera clips released showing movements of Hong Kong girl later found dead in sea but critics dismiss footage
Hong Kong police hunt for self-proclaimed radical anti-government group trying to use extortion to fund protest movement with cryptocurrency

Group claiming to be a democratic alliance threatens to ransack shops it considers ‘pro-communist’ unless paid off in bitcoin.

12 Oct 2019 - 6:01PM

Group claiming to be a democratic alliance threatens to ransack shops it considers ‘pro-communist’ unless paid off in bitcoin.

Hong Kong police hunt for self-proclaimed radical anti-government group trying to use extortion to fund protest movement with cryptocurrency
Swedish tech firm Yubico hands Hong Kong protesters free security keys amid fears over police tactics online

Swedish company contacted by Hong Kong activist over ‘grave concerns’ about computer hacking. Firm says it is on a mission to protect vulnerable internet users.

10 Oct 2019 - 3:48PM

Swedish company contacted by Hong Kong activist over ‘grave concerns’ about computer hacking. Firm says it is on a mission to protect vulnerable internet users.

Swedish tech firm Yubico hands Hong Kong protesters free security keys amid fears over police tactics online
Hong Kong travel in recovery mode as MTR stations remain closed and traffic lights broken from violent backlash against mask ban by radical protesters

Several MTR stations still closed on Tuesday, with rail network to shut down early again, as transport workers scramble to repair extensive damage.

8 Oct 2019 - 11:09PM

Several MTR stations still closed on Tuesday, with rail network to shut down early again, as transport workers scramble to repair extensive damage.

Hong Kong travel in recovery mode as MTR stations remain closed and traffic lights broken from violent backlash against mask ban by radical protesters
Fire at Hong Kong typhoon shelter destroys one boat, damages five others

Aldrich Bay typhoon shelter in Shau Kei Wan was also the site of a big fire in 2015, with the latest case underscoring safety issues in such areas.

8 Oct 2019 - 12:52AM

Aldrich Bay typhoon shelter in Shau Kei Wan was also the site of a big fire in 2015, with the latest case underscoring safety issues in such areas.

Fire at Hong Kong typhoon shelter destroys one boat, damages five others
Illegal trade in pangolin thrives despite 2017 global ban, according to investigative report that blames demand in China and huge profits on the black market

Investigations found astounding profit margins: Scales bought for US$5 per kilogram in Nigeria can be resold for up to US$1,000 in China.

26 Sep 2019 - 10:33AM

Investigations found astounding profit margins: Scales bought for US$5 per kilogram in Nigeria can be resold for up to US$1,000 in China.

Illegal trade in pangolin thrives despite 2017 global ban, according to investigative report that blames demand in China and huge profits on the black market
Receipts for medical treatment, including one post-dated, found following scuffles between rival protesters in Hong Kong

Spokesman from University of Hong Kong says they have asked for doctor from HKU’s Shenzhen Hospital to be suspended.

15 Sep 2019 - 2:16AM

Spokesman from University of Hong Kong says they have asked for doctor from HKU’s Shenzhen Hospital to be suspended.

Receipts for medical treatment, including one post-dated, found following scuffles between rival protesters in Hong Kong
Man dies in fall at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The 31-year-old was found on the ground near Block Z at the Hung Hom campus.

8 Sep 2019 - 11:09AM

The 31-year-old was found on the ground near Block Z at the Hung Hom campus.

Man dies in fall at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong Journalists Association condemns attack on reporter covering anti-government protests

Hong Kong Journalists Association condemns attack on reporter in Yau Ma Tei at midnight on Friday and the failure of police to stop or detain the culprit.

7 Sep 2019 - 10:32PM

Hong Kong Journalists Association condemns attack on reporter in Yau Ma Tei at midnight on Friday and the failure of police to stop or detain the culprit.

Hong Kong Journalists Association condemns attack on reporter covering anti-government protests
Hong Kong protests: city braces for another weekend of chaos and rail authorities change plans as demonstrators target airport again

Airport Express trains will travel only from Hong Kong station, bypassing Kowloon and Tsing Yi stations.

7 Sep 2019 - 12:41PM

Airport Express trains will travel only from Hong Kong station, bypassing Kowloon and Tsing Yi stations.

Hong Kong protests: city braces for another weekend of chaos and rail authorities change plans as demonstrators target airport again
Hong Kong protests: police start probe as author of online article claims responsibility for stabbing off-duty officer at Kwai Fong rail station on August 30

Police are probing a manifesto circulated online in which the author claims to have stabbed an off-duty officer at Kwai Fong MTR station on August 30.

7 Sep 2019 - 7:31AM

Police are probing a manifesto circulated online in which the author claims to have stabbed an off-duty officer at Kwai Fong MTR station on August 30.

Hong Kong protests: police start probe as author of online article claims responsibility for stabbing off-duty officer at Kwai Fong rail station on August 30
Woman jumps from Hong Kong residential building, landing on another woman, killing them both

Police source says younger woman, 55, jumped from building in Kwai Chung, falling on older woman, 74, who was on a platform on third floor.

6 Sep 2019 - 10:20PM

Police source says younger woman, 55, jumped from building in Kwai Chung, falling on older woman, 74, who was on a platform on third floor.

Woman jumps from Hong Kong residential building, landing on another woman, killing them both
Policeman who defended himself by pointing shotgun at Hong Kong protesters among officers invited to Beijing celebrations for 70th anniversary of People’s Republic of China

Officer, surnamed Lau, became hero in mainland China after July 30 incident when he was surrounded by protesters, despite criticism in Hong Kong.

29 Aug 2019 - 10:59PM

Officer, surnamed Lau, became hero in mainland China after July 30 incident when he was surrounded by protesters, despite criticism in Hong Kong.

Policeman who defended himself by pointing shotgun at Hong Kong protesters among officers invited to Beijing celebrations for 70th anniversary of People’s Republic of China
Half of Hong Kong youngsters who sought help for emotional problems related to anti-government protests suffer from depression, study finds

Half of youngsters who sought emotional support over anti-government demonstrations suffered from depression, study finds.

29 Aug 2019 - 9:43AM

Half of youngsters who sought emotional support over anti-government demonstrations suffered from depression, study finds.

Half of Hong Kong youngsters who sought help for emotional problems related to anti-government protests suffer from depression, study finds
Thousands of Hong Kong accountants join protest march – despite pleas from employers and promise of free lunches

Industry lawmaker Kenneth Leung estimates 5,000 accountants joined the silent noontime march, exceeding expectations.

23 Aug 2019 - 8:57PM

Industry lawmaker Kenneth Leung estimates 5,000 accountants joined the silent noontime march, exceeding expectations.

Thousands of Hong Kong accountants join protest march – despite pleas from employers and promise of free lunches
Expert in respiratory medicine urges Hong Kong police to draw up tear gas guidelines after warning of dangers of improper use

David Hui, chairman of the department of medicine and therapeutics at Chinese University, says some police forces do not follow guidelines issued by the manufacturers.

22 Aug 2019 - 3:42AM

David Hui, chairman of the department of medicine and therapeutics at Chinese University, says some police forces do not follow guidelines issued by the manufacturers.

Expert in respiratory medicine urges Hong Kong police to draw up tear gas guidelines after warning of dangers of improper use
Hong Kong rail operator probes leaking of information on service ‘weak spots’ as trains run smoothly after protests kept to minimum at stations

Action had been planned at Kowloon Tong, Lai King and Fortress Hill stations, but protesters mark month since attacks at Yuen Long by showing videos of incident and not delaying travellers.

22 Aug 2019 - 7:34PM

Action had been planned at Kowloon Tong, Lai King and Fortress Hill stations, but protesters mark month since attacks at Yuen Long by showing videos of incident and not delaying travellers.

Hong Kong rail operator probes leaking of information on service ‘weak spots’ as trains run smoothly after protests kept to minimum at stations
Hong Kong authorities still searching for answers over young woman’s brutal eye injury at protest outside Tsim Sha Tsui police station

Woman appears to have been released from hospital but her exact condition – and cause of injury – remain unknown.

20 Aug 2019 - 6:00AM

Woman appears to have been released from hospital but her exact condition – and cause of injury – remain unknown.

Hong Kong authorities still searching for answers over young woman’s brutal eye injury at protest outside Tsim Sha Tsui police station
Hong Kong protests: student leaders say they were victims of death threats for supporting demonstrators

One student representative was told his family would be killed if he continued to help protesters, others had private data leaked.

17 Aug 2019 - 3:21AM

One student representative was told his family would be killed if he continued to help protesters, others had private data leaked.

Hong Kong protests: student leaders say they were victims of death threats for supporting demonstrators
Police defend firing tear gas and pepper balls in Hong Kong MTR stations during clashes with protesters, despite condemnation by residents and rail unions

Commuters and rail staff tell of pain and discomfort after deployment of tear gas, but police say they used ‘minimum force’ against violent protesters. Unions describe police charge at protesters on moving escalator as ‘terrifying’.

13 Aug 2019 - 12:44AM

Commuters and rail staff tell of pain and discomfort after deployment of tear gas, but police say they used ‘minimum force’ against violent protesters. Unions describe police charge at protesters on moving escalator as ‘terrifying’.

Police defend firing tear gas and pepper balls in Hong Kong MTR stations during clashes with protesters, despite condemnation by residents and rail unions
China bans Cathay Pacific staff involved in Hong Kong ‘unlawful’ protests from mainland routes

Civil aviation authorities say ban comes into effect from Saturday, while the airline says it is studying the directive carefully and passenger safety is its top priority.

10 Aug 2019 - 4:04PM

Civil aviation authorities say ban comes into effect from Saturday, while the airline says it is studying the directive carefully and passenger safety is its top priority.

China bans Cathay Pacific staff involved in Hong Kong ‘unlawful’ protests from mainland routes
Journalists union condemns attack on Hong Kong TV station vehicle by protesters during clashes at Wong Tai Sin

Hong Kong Journalists Association says work of frontline reporters should not be infringed and calls on protesters to refrain from violence. City’s largest television broadcaster has been target of protesters’ anger over claims its reporting favours government.

7 Aug 2019 - 8:17PM

Hong Kong Journalists Association says work of frontline reporters should not be infringed and calls on protesters to refrain from violence. City’s largest television broadcaster has been target of protesters’ anger over claims its reporting favours government.

Journalists union condemns attack on Hong Kong TV station vehicle by protesters during clashes at Wong Tai Sin
Rumours of armed gangs heighten North Point tensions after anti-government protesters’ fight with mob

Anti-government protesters clashed with men wielding sticks on Monday night. Unsubstantiated reports of Fujianese reinforcements coming to settle scores in the area prompt businesses to shut up shop early.

7 Aug 2019 - 11:57AM

Anti-government protesters clashed with men wielding sticks on Monday night. Unsubstantiated reports of Fujianese reinforcements coming to settle scores in the area prompt businesses to shut up shop early.

Rumours of armed gangs heighten North Point tensions after anti-government protesters’ fight with mob
Tropical Storm Wipha: some 718 flights cancelled or delayed after year’s first No 8 typhoon signal issued

Ferry companies suspend services while MTR increases frequency of trains to meet demand and deploys extra staff at stations after first T8 of the year, and 718 flights are cancelled or delayed.

1 Aug 2019 - 9:27AM

Ferry companies suspend services while MTR increases frequency of trains to meet demand and deploys extra staff at stations after first T8 of the year, and 718 flights are cancelled or delayed.

Tropical Storm Wipha: some 718 flights cancelled or delayed after year’s first No 8 typhoon signal issued
Filipino recruiter sentenced to two years in prison for domestic helper visa scam by Hong Kong District Court

A 55-year-old woman charged with forgery and conspiracy to defraud in helping 12 Filipinos stay in Hong Kong illegally.

25 Jul 2019 - 7:33AM

A 55-year-old woman charged with forgery and conspiracy to defraud in helping 12 Filipinos stay in Hong Kong illegally.

Filipino recruiter sentenced to two years in prison for domestic helper visa scam by Hong Kong District Court
Hong Kong pro-police rally attracts hundreds of thousands calling for force to be respected

Organisers put attendance at 316,000 while police say there were 103,000 at rally, the theme of which was ‘Safeguard Hong Kong’. Attendees call for rifts in society to be healed but many point finger at extradition bill protesters.

24 Jul 2019 - 4:02PM

Organisers put attendance at 316,000 while police say there were 103,000 at rally, the theme of which was ‘Safeguard Hong Kong’. Attendees call for rifts in society to be healed but many point finger at extradition bill protesters.

Hong Kong pro-police rally attracts hundreds of thousands calling for force to be respected
Extradition protests hammer Hong Kong economy as experts report drops in air travel, retail sales and hotel revenue

Economic damage ‘obvious’, lawmaker says, with slumps reported across crucial sectors – and 9 per cent drop in air bookings during second half of June.

17 Jul 2019 - 11:31PM

Economic damage ‘obvious’, lawmaker says, with slumps reported across crucial sectors – and 9 per cent drop in air bookings during second half of June.

Extradition protests hammer Hong Kong economy as experts report drops in air travel, retail sales and hotel revenue
Public health warning for Hong Kong as Air Quality Health Index reaches ‘serious’ category, the highest pollution level in city

Highest alert level recorded in parts of city on Wednesday, as government urges residents to reduce amount of time spent outdoors.

17 Jul 2019 - 5:59PM

Highest alert level recorded in parts of city on Wednesday, as government urges residents to reduce amount of time spent outdoors.

Public health warning for Hong Kong as Air Quality Health Index reaches ‘serious’ category, the highest pollution level in city
Hong Kong police chief condemns ‘rioters’ after extradition bill clashes in Sha Tin leave 22 people in hospital with six in critical or serious condition

Two in critical condition in hospital, with four seriously injured, following Sha Tin clashes, leading to arrest of dozens, while lawmakers criticise police tactics.

17 Jul 2019 - 2:38PM

Two in critical condition in hospital, with four seriously injured, following Sha Tin clashes, leading to arrest of dozens, while lawmakers criticise police tactics.

Hong Kong police chief condemns ‘rioters’ after extradition bill clashes in Sha Tin leave 22 people in hospital with six in critical or serious condition
Large crowd gathers in Hong Kong to protest against noisy middle-aged women ‘dama’ singers from mainland China shattering peace of Tuen Mun Park

Several dama had to retreat and hide in a public toilet at Tuen Mun Park for more than two hours while police stood between them and the protesters.

6 Jul 2019 - 11:45PM

Several dama had to retreat and hide in a public toilet at Tuen Mun Park for more than two hours while police stood between them and the protesters.

Large crowd gathers in Hong Kong to protest against noisy middle-aged women ‘dama’ singers from mainland China shattering peace of Tuen Mun Park